Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

(selection/array) of

a selection ofan array of
Meaning(s)
1) a number of different items
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • a selection/array of food/sweets/chocolates
  • Analysis
    A 'selection' or 'array' of items is an expression that has a positive connotation with choices of objects or the amount of variety on offer. If somewhere has a good selection, it means you have a lot of choices when it comes to making a decision: "I recommend this car dealer. They always have a vast selection of second-hand cars to choose from." You might hear this used in reviews of businesses or restaurants to talk about the 'array of food or products on offer.' In advertising, it can be used to boast about the number of items for sale.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I love shopping in Aldi. They have such a great selection of fruit and vegetables.
    2. There's such a large selection of chocolates in this box. I never got bored of eating them!
    3. There was a wonderful array of food displayed at the Ambassador's banquet.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. We need to offer customers a curated selection of options. Research shows when they have too many options they find it harder to make a decision.
    2. The wide array of insurance plans can make it difficult to find the right one for your family.
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